SHOWCASE

PHOTOGRAPHY THAT CREATES CHANGE

ShowCASE is the presentation of CASE exhibitions and educational discussions. Works are exhibited in public settings that best fit the message, including art fairs, galleries, libraries, and outdoor wall-pastings.

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Borderlines is a photographic project about the detention camps in Tornillo, TX, that housed separated and unaccompanied children. CASE presented its first major exhibition of Borderlines at EXPO Chicago, 2019.

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Children Matter was a 3-day webinar presented by CASE Art Fund

The webinar addressed the refugee crisis happening at the El Paso, TX border and the resettlement camps in Greece. Panelists included representatives from the UNHCR (Norway), UNICEF (Norway) and Dräpen i Havet/A Drop in the Ocean (NGO), and photographer Knut Bry, and focused on the vast number of unaccompanied children in both places. The webinar included panel discussions with prominent humanitarian advocates, conversations with BriefCASE photographers at the forefront of assorted crises, video and photographic exhibitions, and personal stories shared by the Almadani children, whose family arrived in Chicago as Syrian refugees and were resettled by RefugeeOne.

Benji,10 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021
Benji,10 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021

©Jamie Johnson

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Madeline,15 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021
Madeline,15 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021

©Jamie Johnson

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Wilma, 11 yrs old, Farsjø, Norway, 2021
Wilma, 11 yrs old, Farsjø, Norway, 2021

©CASE Art Fund

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Benji,10 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021
Benji,10 yrs old, Sherman Oaks, CA, 2021

©Jamie Johnson

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I MATTER is a photographic exhibition of children holding a sign stating I MATTER.

I MATTER is a photographic exhibition that raises awareness about children’s human rights. The exhibit features photographs of children holding a sign stating I MATTER, in their native language. As more and more children lose the basic right to safety, education, and nourishment, I MATTER reminds us that all children matter, regardless of race, class, or religion. 

Children help install each exhibition, The physical act of children installing portraits of other children, claiming their lives matter, is a powerful message and one that inspires meaningful dialogues. The conversations, installation, and exhibition are all filmed and available on our website. 

Passengers
Passengers

Image: César Dezfuli

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Passengers
Passengers

Image: César Dezfuli

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Shahidul Alam
Shahidul Alam

Image: Morten Krogvold

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Passengers
Passengers

Image: César Dezfuli

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Humanitarian of the year award was given to Shahidul Alam for 2021

“We are proud to honor Shahidul Alam, Bangladeshi activist and photographer, with the first Humanitarian of the Year award. His dedication to children’s human rights and education aligns exactly with our mission, and we are thrilled he will be joining us in Chicago to accept the award.”​

CASE released the film "Passenger" made by Still I Rise Films, based on Cesar Dezfuli's on-going project by the same title.